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Overview of Opscode Chef

The learning curve for Opscode Chef is steep.  Understanding how the major pieces fit together is a big step towards implementation.

Boyd Hemphill will give a high level demonstration of operation Opscode Chef, explaining the following concepts and how they are related:

  • Hosted Chef v. Private Chef v. Open Source Chef
  • Nodes
  • Cookbooks/Recipes/Resources
  • Environments
  • Attributes
  • Data Bags

If you are considering Chef you should leave with a good idea of how to get started setting up your implementation.  If you are currently using Chef you may pick up some tips you did not know, or contribute some as well.



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  • Matt R.

    I mentioned it during the session, but there is a "MEETUP" discount code for 10% off the Chef Introductory Workshop next month.

    August 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to CopperEgg for hosting and Boyd for a good overview of OpsCode Chef.

    August 14, 2012

  • Gina M.

    I wrote a post from my notes, would love feedback!

    August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Copperegg, Boyd, Matt, all. Great meetup. I uploaded a photo this meetup photo section....

    August 14, 2012

  • Gina M.

    It was a really great presentation! Thanks Boyd for letting me ask so many questions :)

    August 14, 2012

  • Gary A.

    Great talk last night - Thanks Boyd & Matt - and thanks Copper Egg for hosting!

    August 14, 2012

  • Matt R.

    Here are the upcoming events in September I mentioned:

    Opscode Chef Introductory Workshop:
    Opscode Chef Hack Day:

    Thanks again to Boyd for presenting, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Chef!


    August 14, 2012

  • Bob Q.

    We're having pizza, beer, soda - see ya there!

    August 13, 2012

  • Jack

    Just wondering if there's food or drink.

    August 13, 2012

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